Lesbian-Only Cemetery to Open in Germany

by Andrew Johnson

A Berlin cemetery and an organization of elderly lesbians have agreed to dedicate a portion of the grounds, with room for 80 burial plots, for lesbians. According to the AP, the cemetery will open officially later this week. 

The cemetery, which will be in the 200-year-old Lutheran Georgen Parochial cemetery in the German city, is intended to be a place “where the lesbian community can live together in the afterlife,” a spokesman for the group said.

In exchange for the use of the land for 30 years, the women will be responsible for maintaining and landscaping the grounds.